About Halin

About Halin

Halin de Repentigny is an acclaimed artist with paintings held in national and international collections. Originally from Montreal, Halin first made his name when he moved to Dawson City, Yukon. He became well known for his depictions of life in Canada’s Klondike, interpreting the beauty and majesty of the remote northern wilderness and capturing it on canvas. Through the early years spent living on the land in the far north Halin continued to paint the world he had grown to love. His love of landscape, colour and light is now manifested in his winter home in Patagonia, Argentina while the Klondike summers continue to inspire his work.

After more than forty years of painting Halin’s style is mature and confident. His textures are sophisticated, luxurious and luminescent. Halin says the

“the right light is like a jewel, I know a painting works when it creates its own light.”

The light Halin refers to gives his images a layered glass effect, producing tension and drama, which is highlighted by tonal contrasts accentuating the vibrancy of colour.

For Halin an artist should always be evolving,

“especially as a painter, you should be getting better and better, and you should see the change. If the painter is doing the same as 20 years ago, something is wrong - he’s stagnant.”

The immediacy of the environment is now Halin’s canvas, and he demonstrates that in his innate ability for style, proportion, light and the courage to experiment and paint from the heart without knowing the outcome.

“When I go into my studio or go outside to paint I never know what I am going to do. Most of my painting is impulsive, driven by emotion. I feel that after all this time, I am just starting to truly understand how my emotion is transferred to the canvas.”




Reflections, Whitehorse YT, October 2023

Introductions, Fohren Germany, February 2023

Madrona Gallery, Victoria BC, June 2022

North-South: the Twain Shall Meet Yukon September 2021

Repentithree, Whitehorse Yukon October 2016

Hambleton Galleries, Kelowna BC, December 2015 (group show)

Divergence, Whitehorse Yukon, October 2015

Luminous Complexions, Ukama Gallery Vancouver B.C., July 2015


Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse, Yukon, October, 2023
Gold Rush Inn, Whitehorse, Yukon, September, 2021
Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse, Yukon, October 2019
Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse, Yukon, September, 2017
Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse, Yukon, October, 2016
Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse, Yukon, October, 2015
North End Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon, November, 2014
North End Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon, November, 2013
Copper Moon Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon, February, 2012
Portico Gallery, Squamish, British Columbia, 2012
Yukon Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon 2004
Bombay Peggy’s, Dawson City, Yukon 2004
Yukon Art Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon 2003


Madrona Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, June, 2022
Hambleton Galleries, Kelowna, British Columbia, December 2015
Madrona Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, March, 2015
Gallery 88, Vancouver, British Columbia 2014
Sala Frey, Bariloche, Argentina, 2013
Gainsborough Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, 2012
Rosario’s Studio, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2007
Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2005


Artist in Residence, Ukama Gallery, Vancouver, July 2016

Invited Artist, Calgary Stampede, Calgary, Alberta, 2012

Invited Artist, Rendez-vous Canada, at Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia 2008


Canadian Art Bank, 1993, 2003
Bariloche Argentina
Yukon Government, Whitehorse
Yukon College, Whitehorse
Beringia Centre - Yukon


World wide